8 things solo travellers of different nationalities all have in common

8 things solo travellers of different nationalities all have in common

I’m usually not one to generalise (ahem, like writing an article on “things travellers have in common”), but on a recent road trip with new friends I had made while cycling and hiking the South and North Islands of New Zealand, I found that the similarities among us — despite...

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How backpacking around Europe has changed in the last decade

How backpacking around Europe has changed in the last decade

It was about ten summers ago that Europe welcomed its first wave of millennial backpackers (although back then we were more commonly known as Gen Y…). And now, as another wave of bright-eyed, bushy-tailed explorers set out on their rite-of-passage Eurotrip this summer, we thought it would be fun to...

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20 mistakes you’ll make in Southeast Asia

20 mistakes you’ll make in Southeast Asia

It’s the familiar refrain of the experienced traveller, ‘If only I knew then what I know now.’ Landing in a foreign place, we always wish we had that local insight and seasoned wisdom that comes from spending a lot of time there (and making a lot of mistakes). But one...

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13 emotions you feel in the middle seat

13 emotions you feel in the middle seat

1. When you realise you got a middle seat:   2. When the flight is full and you can’t switch seats:    3. When you try to look out the window, and the window seat person catches you:   4. When the aisle seat person falls asleep:   5. When...

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